Travel restrictions in place in the ACT for people coming from Western Australia will be lifted from 6pm today, Friday 5 February.
ACT Health said the changes are in line with the easing of lockdown restrictions announced by the Western Australian Government yesterday.
People who had been in the designated COVID-19-affected areas in Perth, Peel and the South West regions of the state will be allowed to leave quarantine from 6pm tonight and will receive a text message from ACT Health this afternoon.
There will also be no longer be travel restrictions for people coming into the ACT from Western Australia.
“While the lifting of restrictions in WA is encouraging, the ACT community should continue to follow all existing public health directions and the public health advice to keep the ACT community safe from COVID-19,” said ACT Health in a statement.
The public health direction will remain in place for COVID-19 exposure sites in Victoria, following the news a hotel quarantine worker tested positive to the highly contagious UK strain of the virus.
People currently in the ACT who have been in one of the exposure sites identified by the Victorian Government must immediately enter 14 days quarantine, get tested and complete an online declaration form.
Anyone wishing to enter the ACT having been in an exposure site must have an exemption from ACT Health and Victorian authorities.
The ACT once again recorded no new cases of COVID-19 today.
For local information, visit the ACT Government’s dedicated COVID-19 website, covid-19.act.gov.au. For up-to-date information on the Victorian situation, visit the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services Website.